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Nicholas A. Podlaski


LAWYER. ENTREPRENEUR. TECHNOLOGIST.

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Nicholas A. Podlaski


LAWYER. ENTREPRENEUR. TECHNOLOGIST.

nICHOLas A. Podlaski

Is a 2011 Graduate from the University of Notre Dame and a 2014 graduate from Michigan State University College of law.

He currently is a partner at Podlaski LLP in fort wayne Indiana performing business law, civil litigation, and ESTATE law. NICK ALSO WORKS AS A PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA.

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A Modern APPROACH TO LAW

At law school they teach you many things, but a vast majority of the Top 100 Law School curriculum is generic and devoted to traditional subject areas that primarily live in an academic vacuum. For the most part, there is little consideration given to the practice of law and, perhaps just as important, the business of the practice of law.  At MSU I strove to constantly reify my foundation of substantive law. I have made that dedication and attention to detail a regular practice of my practice. I continually strive to hone my ability to zealously put my knowledge of law into practice for my clients in an efficient and effective way that not only maximizes the outcome, but also minimizes the cost. Part of accomplishing that goal rests on my ability to operate as a modern lawyer--one that can use statistical modeling and code to make the practice of law more efficient and predictable. 

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Law

Having a solid foundation in substantive law is an absolute, unequivocal imperative to being a good lawyer. In addition to being on the Dean's List for over half of my law school career, I have a wealth of practical experience in the following areas of law: civil litigation (employment/labor law, municipal law, construction law, commercial litigation, municipal defense, insurance defense, personal torts, and premises liability, family law), wills, estates and business/transactional law. 

I have trial experience, am a seasoned and thorough researcher and have extensive experience in pretrial discovery, pleadings practice, contract review and contract drafting, and memorandum drafting. 

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Technology 

I am proficient with Concordance, Relativity, R and Python.

At MSU I was enrolled numerous classes that concerned the business of law in the 21st century covering topics such as: e-discovery, quantitative methods, corporate finance, entrepreneurial lawyering, and the economics of the legal services industry.

In practice, I use statistical modeling to assess case values and forecast cost. 

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High Quality Legal Product and Client Services

Clients like to know upfront the risks and rewards of their case. A major part of having a holistic picture of any legal issue involves understanding the time and cost it takes for both the client and the lawyer to resolve the issue. For various types of specialized business and litigation practice, legal informatics is one tool which adds definition and certainty to experience in evaluating legal issues from both an operational and practical vantage point.

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Education


An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. -Anatole France

Education


An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. -Anatole France

University of Notre Dame

B.A. Political Science

Over the course of my studies at Notre Dame I was involved with the Political Science Society, Model U.N., idND: Edith Stein Project, Office of Admissions, and Duncan Hall Inter Hall Sports teams. I was a Resident Assistant at Duncan Hall for the 2009-2010 academic year and at Knott Hall for the summer of 2010. While at Notre Dame I was also a perennial member of the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence.

 

Michigan State University College of Law

Juris Doctorate

At MSU I was involved in a number of student and professional development organizations including the St. Thomas Moore Society, the Business Law Society, and the ReInvent Law Lab. I was also an executive board member of the MSU College of Law Athletic Association.

Some of my accomplishments include being a perennial member of the Dean’s List; Top E-Discovery Presentation Finalist (view my presentation here), Best Presentation Style ReInvent Law Start-Up Competition; State of Michigan Greenlight Start-Up Competition Top 25 Finalist (you can view my presentation here); Moot Court All-School Workshop Finalist. I was also a perennial member of the Dean's List for Academic Excellence.

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Experience


Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. -Paul Coelho

Experience


Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. -Paul Coelho

podlaski llp

www.podlaskilegal.com

PARTNER: 2019-PRESENT

Perform duties of an attorney. Prepare: Various pleadings;  Case status letters to clients; Discovery requests and answers; and Research and write briefs in support of various motions concerning insurance defense, complex commercial, construction, family law, and personal injury litigation; Prepare corporate formation documents; Prepare corporate transfer/merger documents; Review and prepare various corporate, compliance, and transactional documents; Review and prepare various business succession planning, estate planning, and trust documents. Manage firm marketing and technology.


ALLEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER: 2018-PRESENT

Perform duties of a misdemeanor/traffic attorney. Prepare: Various pleadings;  Case status letters to clients; Discovery requests and answers; and Research and write briefs in support of various motions concerning criminal defense; Review client exculpatory discovery; Negotiate pleas; Attend and conduct Bench and Jury Trials. 


BEERS, MALLERS, BACKS, & SALIN, LLP

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY 2015-2019

Perform duties of an attorney. Prepare: Various pleadings;  Case status letters to clients; Discovery requests and answers; and Research and write briefs in support of various motions concerning complex commercial and municipal litigation; Review and prepare various corporate, compliance, and transactional documents; Review and prepare various business succession planning, estate planning, and trust documents. 


Graly & Guido Law OFFICE, LLC

Associate 2014

Prepared letters to clients; prepared discovery requests and answers; and researched and wrote briefs in support of various motions concerning business and personal torts, business transactions, breach of contract remedies and family law.

Carson Boxberger, LLP

Summer Associate 2013

 Performed all the duties of a first year associate, including: Prepared case status letters to clients; prepared discovery requests and answers; and researched and wrote briefs in support of various motions concerning business and personal torts, business transactions, breach of contract remedies;  premises liability defense, insurance defense, and prepared liability and exposure evaluations for ongoing cases.

1L Intern Summer 2012

Assisted the firm Executive Director in formulating, designing and implementing a new, systemic approach to case management and record keeping.  Implemented new technologies.  Assisted Executive Director in implementing firm department re-organization. Researched decisional law and statutes and wrote briefs in support of various motions concerning insurance defense and business transaction legal matters.  Prepared legal research memoranda, various pleadings and prepared liability and exposure evaluations of ongoing cases.  

Kinetic Analytics Group, LLC

Founder 2012-2014

Created and worked on a legal analytics project that provided comprehensive and composite case values and outcomes for premises liability cases via cloud based software as service. 

 

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Licensing, Associations, and Memberships


Licensing, Associations, and Memberships


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN:

INDIANA SUPREME COURT

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA, UNITED STATES FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT

INDIANA BAR ASSOCIATION

ALLEN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

St. Thomas More Society of Fort Wayne Indiana

YOUNG LEADERS OF NORTHEAST INDIANA

NOTRE DAME CLUB OF FORT WAYNE

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Connect


Connect


for networking and/or other professional purposes please contact me via the social media links above or through the form below.

If you would like to speak with me regarding a legal issue, please fill out the form below and/or contact me at podlaski llp, (260) 225-8220.

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